Use our Bedroom Deep Cleaning Tips to eliminate mountains of clutter, dust, dirt and stress!!
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Without further ado here there are:
This will get rid of the dust mites that live and breed in mattresses.
Get your Vacuum cleaner ready:
Wash your mattress pad in hot water every two months. (Mattress pads, especially the antiallergenic variety, significantly inhibit mites’ proliferation.)
Using your vacuum’s wand or upholstery attachment and a high setting, carefully go over the entire surface of the mattress, paying special attention to indented or buttoned areas, where dust lodges.
Every other time you vacuum the mattress, flip it over and rotate it so the head moves to the foot. And vacuum newly exposed sides, too. This cuts down on uneven wear and helps keep mites at bay.
Fabrics & Furnishings.
Do not use water on linen, silk, and wool but this is ok for cotton, canvas, and treated fabrics. However always check the labels first before cleaning.
In general give a vigilant vacuum and for more special cases a gentle bath or wipe down:
Vacuum the first, then submerge it if necessary (except for any wood or metal mounts if cleaning fabric shades) in a bathtub filled with several inches of cool water and two capfuls of dishwashing liquid.
After 5 to 10 minutes of gently agitating the fabric to lift dust and grime, drain the tub completely and refill it with clean water. Move the fabric around to rinse it.
Blot excess water with a colourfast towel, then use a clothes pin to clip the fully extended fabric to the shower rod to dry.
If you have a non washable fabric, try rubbing it gently with a dry-cleaning sponge.
Fabric Lamp Shades.
Gently roll the shade from side to side in a bathtub filled with a few inches of lukewarm water and two capfuls of Woolite. Use a sponge or a rag to distribute the solution evenly over the shade.
Run a damp cloth or a sponge over the shade inside and out to rinse off the solution, then blot gently with a colourfast towel as droplets can leave water spots.
Set the shade on its bottom rim on a clean towel placed on a flat surface and let it dry completely. Re affix it to the lamp.
For Velvet or Silk lamp shades, see a Professional.
Deep cleaning should be left to the professionals. However use this routine to minimize dirt buildup between these tasks:
Place the rug face down on an old clean sheet and vacuum thoroughly. If your vacuum has a beater bar, flip it to the lowest setting. Turn the rug over and vacuum the top side.
Using a sponge or a clean towel dampened (not saturated) with plain water, gently blot any dirty areas several times. Alternate with a dry towel to keep moisture to a minimum.
Work carefully over the damp areas with a soft, clean carpet brush to raise the pile and expose the fibers to the air. The agitation dries them and lifts any remaining dirt.
Giving them a regular, thorough dusting will help you save on your dry cleaning bills:
Gently tug drapes to open pleats. Using a low setting and the brush attachment, vacuum each panel. For delicate or loosely woven fabrics, hold the brush an inch away to avoid pulling.
Pay special attention to the lower foot of the drape and the hem, where dust and dirt accumulate.
To remove smudges (the kind passing pets leave), apply a bit of baby powder to a clean toothbrush and gently brush the spot. The powder protects the fabric and helps lift the dirt.
If wooden blinds are sealed (most are), they can be washed. Always vacuum or dust them thoroughly beforehand:
Adjust the blinds so the slats are angled down, toward the floor. In a bucket, prepare a solution of a few capfuls of dishwashing liquid and water.
Working one slat at a time, wash each with a damp (not saturated) rag. Use a dry towel to soak up excess water as yougo. Flip the blind and repeat on the other side.
To clean the cord, pull the shade all the way up so the cord is fully extended. Run the damp rag up and down it once, then follow with the dry towel.
Polish the wood furniture.
Vacuum cloth upholstery. Clean and condition leather upholstery.
Vacuum under and in between cushions.
Clean under the couches.
Vacuum the floors.
Dust the walls and the shelves.
Place cedar blocks in the closet to freshen the air and prevent moths.
Throw away unwanted clothes or give it to Charity.
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